A collection of Joel Chippindale's infrequent reckons

Recommended links about hiring

Recommended books, articles, sites, talks and podcasts about hiring.


Tips for interviewing candidates and being interviewed


Advice on how to be more inclusive in your recruitment processes

  • Hiring (and Retaining) a Diverse Engineering Team [article]
    Gergely Orosz brings together really good advice from a 6 engineering leaders who have successfully hired and retained diverse teams.
  • Anonymous Coding Tests Don’t Remove Bias [article]
    Laura Tacho dispels the myth and offers some recommendations for actually removing bias from your coding tests
  • “How Do We Hire More Women?” [article]
    Emily Kager gives some great advice in answer to this much heard question
  • Your Hiring Process Is Probably Biased [article]
    K. Tierney reminds you that, "Healthy hiring has a simple goal: to enable candidates to show you their best work, so that you can try to assess whether they’ll be able to perform the job responsibilities, and so that they can assess whether they’d like to work with you", and she also provides some great advice on how to achieve this.
  • Calling for pay transparency in job postings [article]
    An explainer on why not including salary in job ads has a negative effect on those less well represented in your industry. #PostThePay is focussed on journalism in the UK but all their advice applies equally to a much wider range of industries and countries.
  • Gender Decoder: find subtle bias in job ads [site]
    Linguistic gender-coding shows up in job adverts as well, and research has shown that it puts women off applying for jobs that are advertised with masculine-coded language. This site is a quick way to check whether a job advert has the kind of subtle linguistic gender-coding that has this discouraging effect.

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